Highbury Arts Club
In the evening, enjoy authentic homemade tapas and japas that come straight from our kitchen to your table. The small plates are prepared with fresh ingredients, (chicken and eggs are free range) and cooked by our talented japanese and spanish chefs
We want to offer you a unique neighbourhood experience and a place to gather, eat, drink and enjoy.
Arrived on a Saturday at 9.15 as it was the earliest booking available but when we got there it was empty bar one other table so not much atmosphere, however the food was first class all three courses, but to put a dampener on the evening when we got the bill we had been charged for a bottle of wine instead of a glass of wine, which considering we were the only people left a poor mistake to make!!!!
Always love coming here. The food is always delicious (Spanish / Japanese fusion) , with a good selection of wine.
Love this place! Paid a babysitter for coming back with my husband to have dinner here. Food and service are always great
Lovely café serving fantastic food in a relaxed environment
Cosy, neighbourhood Japanese fusion restaurant in Highbury. Unique flavours and good service
Lovely little place in the friendly Highbury neighbourhood. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere cosy. Book early as it's a small place and gets filled up fast!
From start to finish everything is lovely and enjoyable!
A stylish local. Very intimate and lovely. The menu changes regularly, and has always had some very tasty dishes on offer when I've been.
Busy so shared tables but added to fun. Good vegetarian choice. Really different tapas and wine by carafe. Perfect
Great place to have dinner or brunch in the area.
Enjoyed the casual ambience, friendly service, great tapas & wine at this charming neighbourhood restaurant.
We went to the Highbury Arts Club on a Friday evening and, despite being a Friday evening, it was quiet. But that made it even more enjoyable. From the moment we entered to when we left, the service was excellent - we were hosted by a friend of the owner. We had five different tapas, which were all excellent. Ranging from the usual Padron peppers and classics with a twist (patatas bravas made from crushed new potatoes) to Japanese inspired pork belly. And, to top it off, a basil pannacotta!
The place itself is small, with only a few small tables and one large communal table. The art on display was lovely.
Will definitely go there again!
It's lovely neighbourhood restaurant and has a nice atmosphere. The quality of food is superb and service is friendly. We enjoyed their tapas on a few occasions, but brunch was slightly disappointing because the portions were too small. You had to pay extra for a 'super' size meal, but it didn't occur to us when ordering that the normal size would be so small. I don't think it will cost them much to increase the size of their 'normal' portion but will definitely increase the appeal of their brunch offering. And it's a good idea to stock up on pastry - essential for a good brunch! Overall though it's a great place.
Just what we needed
A small room with rustic kind of furniture, the food was excellent, service was efficient and friendly. Nothing negative about the place, just go if you are in the neighbourhood, it’s definitely worth it.
The place it's nice. The brunch and breakfast offer is quite limited.
The Spanish breakfast is OK, but it's not really spanish thought.
Being spanish, I kinda of know that no person will have potatoes, ham and eggs for breakfast.
It's a nice place though.
Wonderful food, great service
Have been coming here since it opened. Food is outstanding, beer and wine well chosen and has a cosy friendly atmosphere. The menu has developed and now includes Japanese influences. Recommended.
This review is for Chef Rudi Warner’s pop-up/supper club at The Highbury Arts Club. His food was outstanding, with exciting flavours and textures, all with an artistic flair. This supper club is extremely good value for money, this standard of cooking speaks to his Michelin training in high ranking restaurants. Watch out for the next supper club!
Venue with character, great food. Went for tapas. Big fan of the sea food dishes.
Yummy breakfast great coffee
Service was terribly slow
We chose this place for its location - it is a short walk to Emirates Stadium - but the breakfast menu was tasty & the service friendly.
Food is always great but this was really outstanding, creative cooking, my partner and I were both really impressed. Thanks Highbury Arts Club
Good quality tapas found in a local neighbourhood gem! Highly recommend the black pudding and fried egg!
Small Cafe with a simple, delicious menu. Will be back again soon!
The olives, croquettes and Spanish brunch as well as the avocado and anchovy salad are recommended. Small, cosy place with quality food. Great for brunch with friends and they do babyccinos for kids. The chorizo burger looks good so will come after 12 next time do can order that!
This was our second meal at the Highbury Arts Club and we enjoyed it every bit as much as the first. Great tapas and a really nice beer they stock.
Simon the manager was really friendly and passionate about the grub, delicious food the chorizo was amazing! One of the best breakfasts I've had in London I'll be back
Wonderful place - hadn't been there before and booked it just because we were looking for somewhere in Highbury. Great tapas and wine. Highly recommended.
Second time in a week. Food was consistently good. Service Friendly and welcoming.
I preferrred the music on the first occasion which was gentle dub rather than cheesy house.
We started going to Highbury Arts when our previous pre match eatery let us down.
We like the staff, the atmosphere and the food. The beer is pretty good as well.
A varied menu based on Tapas / pincho's is always interesting and tasty.
My companions enjoyed the chorizo burger, but I really liked the Lamb kebabs with a fresh yoghurt and mint dressing. The lamb was nicely cooked and it came with patatas bravas which went well with the beer.
A little gem worth a visit.
I've visited Highbury Arts Club around 5 times now and have never had a bad meal there - the menu is small but very well chosen, with a good balance of meat, fish, and salad dishes. I would recommend the Avocado & Anchovy salad, the goat's cheese & beetroot salad, and then 3 or 4 of the meaty/potato dishes like the ham & cheese croquettes, chorizo, sobrasada. Each dish is absolutely packed with flavour and you can tell they are made with good quality ingredients.
I'd like to hope this little Spanish restaurant is still a gem and our experience on Tuesday evening was a little bit of a blip. It seems that they've cut back massively on the menu. Where once there was a standard menu with a specials board, now there's just a specials board with a few bog-standard offerings such as tortilla or bread and olives on the side. That would be ok if the specials' board was mouth-watering but one of them wasn't available which didn't leave much choice. The calamari were particularly disappointing - very rubbery and tasteless.
Our waitress was very friendly when you managed to get her attention but she seemed distracted, not least by her phone.
So, all in all, we left somewhat disappointed and I can't imagine returning in a hurry which is a shame as we've had some really good times here in the past.
Good service and a nice ambience. They could do with beefing out their brunch beverages but were very accommodating to our requests!
We've been to HAC a few times, normally for brunch and we love it. Some of the food is authentic Spanish and very good (from a Spaniard) but they also do pastries and delicious coffee. One evening they held a Japas night (Japanese tapas!) and all the dishes were superb, especially the cuttle fish and pork belly. The service is good and it's a very relaxed atmosphere.
Really love this place, it's very individual welcoming and the food is great. Came for brunch and had the double Sydney . Organic bacon and poached eggs with a lovely hollandaise sauce asparagus and sourdough really tasty and filling. Liked it so much we came back in the evening and somehow the place is transformed to a cool bar/restaurant a bit like a Japanese Izakaya bar but this is serving a mix of spanish Tapas and "Japas" their word for Japanese tapas. Really good food loved the Japanese belly pork and fresh calamares. Wine nice too. Enjoyed the exhibition of art on the walls and we will be coming for the once a month comedy and jazz .
Came for brunch, food was nice but really small portion sizes, even the double breakfast! Wouldnt buy again. Nice atmosphere though and nice for a coffee and cake.